Patricia Robie’s (nee Wilkinson) broadcasting career began at Cool FM/Downtown Radio where she was the main news anchor and occasional breakfast presenter. She took up some journalistic work at UTV for a short spell, presenting a number of news-related features, including an environmental series; she also covered some continuity announcer shifts there. She continued to read the news on a freelance basis for Downtown/Cool FM news.
She later joined GMTV as a presenter/reporter and remained there for almost five years. Her next project was a “where are they now” style series on punk rock for UTV, which she researched, wrote, presented and produced. In 2002 she won the IPR Entertainment Journalist of the Year award. Also that year, Patricia joined the BBC, where she works mainly as a journalist. She has occasionally presented ‘Newsline’ bulletins – mainly breakfast and weekend editions.